Learning from Fukushima

TitleLearning from Fukushima
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPfotenhauer, SM, Jones, CF, Saha, K, Jasanoff, S
JournalIssues in Science & Technology
Date PublishedSpring2012
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number07485492
Keywords2011 , Fukushima , FUKUSHIMA-ken , Government , Japan , Nuclear , technology
AbstractThe article offers the author's insights on the lessons learned after the nuclear failure at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan in March 2011. The author states that the nuclear disaster was due to the technology failure and poor regulations or corporate greed. Moreover, the three lessons from the Fukushima disaster are the removal of politics from technological design, national and global ramifications of nuclear power, and available method is prevented by sociotechnical systems.
NotesPfotenhauer, Sebastian M. Jones, Christopher F. Saha, Krishanu Jasanoff, Sheila; Source Info: Spring2012, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p79; Subject Term: FUKUSHIMA Nuclear Accident, Fukushima, Japan, 2011; Subject Term: NUCLEAR reactor accidents; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGY & state; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGY -- Political aspects; Subject Term: GOVERNMENT regulation; Subject Term: FUKUSHIMA-ken (Japan); Subject Term: JAPAN; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article